Quality Manager

The Bread Factory

Milton KeynesCFull time

The Bread Factory is a Food Manufacturing bakery that makes deliciously crafted bread, cakes, and pastries. We are proud to craft products for our GAIL’s bakeries, neighborhood grocery stores, restaurants, and more!

As our teams grow, we are looking for our next Quality Manager to join our team in Milton Keynes

Every day is different at The Bread Factory, but here are some of the things you will be doing:

  • Direct the team to deliver the quality management system and site HACCP, including the internal audit plan to ensure compliance with customer, manufacturing unit, legislative, divisional, and strategic requirements.
  • Manage and maintain the internal microbiological, nutritional, and chemical testing schedule.#
  • Provide information and demonstrate operational practice in support of external audits to enable compliance with customer requirements.
  • Continue to develop the capability of the QA team through the Technical Strategy and build production capability and understanding to achieve relevant technical requirements.
  • Monitor site KPI’s adjusting team activity to ensure targets are achieved.
  • Investigations into key deviations from process and customer specification, taking appropriate action to bring the process back into control
  • Implementing and challenging corrective actions coming from monthly KPI meetings, customer audits, or scorecard meetings and/or feedback from other site learnings.
  • Plan and maintain resource utilization to achieve the required tasks relating to QMS, hygiene, and group requirements.
  • Lead and deliver a project(s) to create business effectiveness and cost efficiency.
  • Interface with the customers during site visits and audits, business reviews, and other key opportunities.
  • Management of the Quality Assessment Panels and Corrective Planning coming from the Panels.

Our team tells us you will be a great addition if you have…

  • good literacy and numeracy skills
  • accuracy and attention to detail
  • organized and good time management
  • good written and verbal communication skills
  • Influencing and expectation management skills
  • BSc or above professional qualification in Food Safety or similar field (Desirable)
  • 5+ years of food manufacturing experience, preferably in a technical role
  • Level 3 HACCP
  • Internal Audit Qualification.
  • Previous experience in working with BRCGS and Retailers' Codes of Practice
  • Proficient in Microsoft packages

What’s in it for you?

  • Free products on the job
  • Family-friendly policies such as enhanced maternity and paternity pay, and grandparents' leave
  • 50% off GAIL’s discount card and 40% off at The Bread Factory & The Flour Station Markets. As well as access to our benefits platform
  • 25 days holiday excluding bank holidays
  • 3 months career break with your job waiting for you when you return
  • Wellbeing benefits such as 24-hour GP service, parties, Cycle to work schemes, and more…

We understand that flexibility can improve productivity to help you balance your career with your commitments and interests outside of work. If you have a suggestion of how we can make this role work for you, please let us know.

We believe job descriptions are your daily to-do lists, and that’s why our job adverts are a little bit about us and why we would like you to choose us. If you are successful at our pre-screening stage, we can provide you with the full job description